Brut Cuvee No. 5. No, it’s not a perfume. It’s a small bottle of Rose sparkling wine I picked up at Aldi for $4.99.
Since it’s close to Valentine’s Day, I figured a little bottle of pink champagne was the perfect way to have a cheap date!
This bottle is smaller than the usual 750ml size (half the size to be exact), but it would be a great treat to toss in a picnic basket or to accompany a dinner. Would also be a good one to sneak inside a coffee cup at the movies.
Not that I have ever done such a thing…
I am a sucker for packaging. And this bad boy has a real cork and is going to give me that satisfying pop I look for in champagne.
YES. Perfect pop, and OMG. It even has a cute little star on the bottom of the cork. Adorable.
Nice sweet tang to the smell. I think this is going to be a winner.
I know this isn’t a champagne flute. I still haven’t unpacked those. Don’t judge me. It takes everyone a full year to unpack, right?
But there are tons of bubbles in this bad boy. It’s dancing and daring me to take a sip.
I’m excited about this one.
Well…huh. I am surprised. This is a lot more dry than I was expecting. With the scent and the description of fruit on the back I thought this would be really sweet.
I need to taste that again. For research.
I don’t hate it. At all. But my nose is smelling something different than my tongue is tasting and it’s fucking with my brain.
Maybe this is what people talk about when they say a flavor is complex. But I’m not that complex of a person so culture like this fucks with me.
I feel like the back of my tongue is folding in on itself. Is that what dry wine does to your tongue?
I’m going to make hubby try some. I need more data.
**Time Lapse 10 minutes. 2 of taste testing, 8 of me laughing**
I should have had a camera. That was damn near bitter beer face. Hubby didn’t approve. So for the sweet lovers out there, this is not your jam. Trust me.
Am I going to drink the rest? Yes. Am I glad it’s not a full bottle? Yes. With the punch the flavor gives, it’s not a gulpable wine.
Packaging is adorable, wine is drinkable, and it would make one hell of a cute gift for valentines day if you are giving someone a gift basket. It’s even pink for crying out loud. Slap a valentine on this bad boy and give it to a teacher. She needs a drink after dealing with all those kids, I’m sure.
I wouldn’t run out to stock up on this, but it’s a solid 3 stars out of 5 for me. Since it’s not overly sweet, it would go best with a meal that has a little savory punch to it.
I’d drink it. It’s less than $5. Cheap date status achieved. It’s not like y’all are here for refined reviews.
See you next week. I've got two more bottles to check out.
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